Conference Information is still being updated, so please check back for more details.

The 2020 conference is being hosted by New College of Florida in beautiful Sarasota from January 17-19.

Program Chair: Xia Shi
Local Arrangements Chair: Fang-yu Li

Abstract Submissions

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019. If you have questions, please contact the program chair. 

Submit paper proposals HERE.

Submit panel proposals HERE.

Conference participants must be dues-paying members.
The membership application form is available here.

Book and Article Prize Competitions

The Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies requests nominations for its annual book and article prize competitions. Applications are due August 31, 2019, and winners will be announced at the SEC/AAS annual meeting in 2020. Nominations should be made directly by the author, who must be or become a member of SEC/AAS. To be eligible for the book or article prize, the submission should have a 2018 publication date, treat a topic in Asian Studies, and have been been written or researched primarily in the SEC/AAS region of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

For the article prize, applicants should submit pdfs via e-mail with “SEC/AAS article prize” in the subject line to Dr. Krista van Fleit Hang.

For the book prize, applicants should send three hard copies to Dr. Lane Harris:
SEC/AAS Book Prize Chair
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

For the Graduate Student Paper Prize, please contact Dr. Lane Harris.

For the Undergraduate Student Paper Prize, please contact Professor Gengsong Gao.

A list of past winners may be found here.

Graduate Student Travel Awards

SEC/AAS will make available three grants of $200 to ease the cost of participation for graduate students presenting papers at the conference. Indicate your graduate student status and whether you would like to be considered for an award along with your
personal information when submitting your proposal to the Program Chair.
Preference in the awards will be given to graduate students at schools in the southeast region who must travel at least 200 miles to the conference location.


Sarasota Info


Getting here

Sarasota is most conveniently accessed via Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), but many choose to travel from Tampa International Airport (TPA), approximately 55 miles north of campus.


Local Attractions

Marie Selby Botanical Garden The Ringling Myakka River State Park Lido Key Beach      


Information about preferred hotels coming soon.